Spanish Language (Part-time)
- Program Code:
- Language and Communications Studies
About the ProgramThe Spanish Language Certificate program is designed to meet the needs of individuals who desire to achieve high proficiency in the Spanish language. This program will offer six credit courses intended to help students learn Spanish progressively. Since Spanish has been a desirable asset to individuals in North America and world-wide, being proficient in Spanish has become a competitive advantage not only in the business world but also to travelers interested in Hispanic culture. This program will prepare students to be proficient in both oral and written Spanish through the six credit courses that incorporate listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. By the end of the program students should be able to actively participate in Spanish conversations and acquire an appropriate understanding of the grammatical and cultural aspects that are essential for proficiency in the Spanish language. This program has a focus on business Spanish as well.
Admission RequirementsOntario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older.
- Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
- Attach proof of Admission Requirements.
- Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.
How to ApplyStudents may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms
Send completed applications to:
299 Doon Valley Dr
Canada N2G 4M4
How to Register for CoursesGo to How to Register for detailed registration information.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.
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Program Related Resources
- Communicate (speaking, listening, writing) effectively with confidence.
- Identify main ideas of daily conversations in Spanish.
- Demonstrate abilities to have Spanish conversations in various situations.
- Write clearly, correctly, and appropriately in Spanish.
- Translate intermediate-level Spanish sentences into English.
- Acquire Spanish culture and customs through selected readings on Spanish culture and literature.
- Apply Spanish language skills to business situations.
- Interpret longer and more advanced Spanish literary works and cultural materials.
- Apply the language skills acquired through this certification program to traveling or communicating with clients in Spanish-speaking communities or countries.
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Description: This introductory course covers basic vocabulary, sentence structure, grammar, short conversations and culture within a variety of Hispanic settings. Students will acquire simple skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish. It is strongly recommended that students have completed Basic Conversational Spanish or equivalent.
Description: This high introductory Spanish course is for students who wish to deepen their understanding of the Spanish language and culture by further developing their oral communication skills, their comprehension of Spanish grammar and their ability to read and write in Spanish. Elements of workplace Spanish will be introduced in this course. It is strongly recommended that students have completed Spanish I.
Description: As in Spanish I and Spanish II, but at an intermediate level, emphasis will be placed on listening, speaking, reading, and writing aspects of the Spanish language in a Canadian setting. Dialogue topics will be selected to concentrate on the conversational aspects of the Spanish language. Further exploration of workplace communication skills will be covered. It is strongly recommended that students have completed Spanish II.
Description: This is a course for students who have completed Spanish III or equivalent and who wish to continue to develop their language skills at a high intermediate level. Authentic Spanish reading selections form the basis for the vocabulary, grammar and conversational topics. The basic grammar of the various tenses and parts of speech to be studied will be quickly reviewed, and then advanced notions will be introduced. There is also a continuation of Spanish workplace communication skills presented in this course. It is strongly recommended that students have completed Spanish III.
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Student must complete a minimum of 84 Hours
Select from the list below
Spanish for Business
Description: This course is an in-depth exploration of the use of Spanish in today's business world. All aspects of the language are covered: listening, reading, speaking and writing accurately, including grammar. The course will be taught in Spanish with lots of oral communication. Some general topics include business greeting protocol, conducting interviews, writing a resume and cover letter, using telephone protocol and writing memos and reports. Some specific topics include advertising, banking, insurance and Internet terminology. It is strongly recommended that students have at least completed LANG1140 Spanish IV.
Spanish Reading and Vocabulary Expansion
Description: This course will focus on intensive reading skills along with an expansion of vocabulary. This course will be taught in Spanish with English as needed to support understanding. It is strongly recommended that students have completed LANG1140 Spanish IV before taking this course.
Spanish Written Communication
Description: This course will help you improve your Spanish writing skills by focusing on sentence and paragraph development. Using an integrated skills approach, both the structure of Spanish and the writing process will be approached. You will receive feedback on your writing throughout the course. It is strongly recommended that students have completed LANG1140 Spanish IV before taking this course.
Spanish Through Media and Culture
Description: This course examines media and culture in the Hispanic world in order to understand the cultural, political and economic activities that shape and are shaped by its inhabitants. A variety of topics will be covered to offer a cross-section of Spanish-speaking society. Students will also develop their written and spoken Spanish through a critical observation of Spanish media. The course is taught entirely in Spanish. It is strongly recommended that students have completed LANG1140 Spanish IV before taking this course.
The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.
Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.